First, I want to say, Leon...I have nothing against you at all. I am sure we can have some fun listening to old soul records together.
And now, though I anticipate the backlash and the "cranky old man" comments, I'd just like to ask, what the hell is so damned special about third rate tunes, with affected retro production? Why oh why is this Leon Bridges record getting so much hype?
Please, if anyone says "it's really not bad," which as you know is the new "it's amazing," I am going to come to your town and break your Alabama Shakes records.
And do yourselves a favor, check your record collections in a few weeks. If you don't see any records by The Impressions, or Irma Thomas, or Solomon Burke, or Dionne Warwick, or Aaron Neville, or Don Covay, or Gladys Knight, or Laura Lee, or Ann Peebles, or Arthur Alexander, or Baby Washington, or Eddie Floyd, or William Bell, or Betty Harris, or Bobby Womack, or Mel & Tim, or Barbara Lynn BUT...you have this...we need to talk.
Please don't misunderstand me. Leon has something. It just ain't what everyone is already saying it is.